Linux terminal for complete beginners

Learn to use the Linux terminal with easy to follow and practical examples.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Are you a Linux beginner and want to start using the Linux terminal and also want to know more why it is used? This course will help you get started and get you familuar to words like GUI, shell, root and terminal. This course will focus mainly on the basic commands used within linux.

Hi and welcome to my beginners course on how to use the basic Linux commands. My name is Runar and I will guide you step by step through every process and if you feel you need more information then do let me know because I am here to help and the forum is a great place to ask.

The only thing you need for this course is a Linux computer with a connection to the internet so that you can follow along. The lectures are short and can work as a reference material in the future as you can find the commands you are having problems with in separate lectures. If you want to use the same type of terminal as I do then I recommend using Ubuntu, Linux Mint or any other debian type of Linux.

By learning how to use the terminal, you become a much faster user and can start using Linux more efficently. Remember this is a beginners course where we will be covering the basics of using the terminal in Linux. If you do not understand or need more information while taking the course then do let me know and i will respond quickly and often I will add extra lectures to explain in better detail and also to benefit all students.

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What are the requirements?

  • Basic computer to setup linux on or a virtual machine with linux
  • Linux operating system set up on a computer (We use Ubuntu)
  • Connection to the internet to follow along and to download using the terminal

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use the basic linux command inside the terminal
  • Learn how to customize the terminal
  • Learn how to download files and unzip using the terminal
  • Use the course as a reference guide on how to use some of the most basic commands in linux

Who is the target audience?

  • All linux beginners who want to start using the terminal for more efficiency
  • If you are looking to advance as a linux user and have never used the terminal
  • All linux beginners that want to know more about the linux shell

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: The interface and operating system
The graphical user interface - GUI
The shell program
The terminal
Section 2: Few things before we get started
The root user
Using the repositories
Section 3: The basic Linux commands
Introduction to commands
The man command
The cd command
The ls command
The cp command
The mv command
The mkdir command
The rmdir and rm command
The touch command
The pwd commands
Section 4: Bonus material and requests
Unzip and download
The find commands

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Instructor Biography

Runar Sigurdsson, Certified Teacher

Runar Sigurdsson is a Teacher, Luthier, Linux Administrator and a Web Programmer. Runar has a degree in teaching and multimedia and is also a Master Luthier. He works as a project manager for the University of Iceland and is one of the Moodle administrators for the university. Runars approach to teaching is to teach using only short videos and easy step by step instructions.

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